Auditions are approximately 15 minutes in length (doctoral auditions are approximately 30 minutes in length). Each applicant chooses a first work and the faculty will choose a second and possibly third work from the audition repertoire list provided by the applicant. Applicants must perform solo works from memory and may be asked to sight-read and take a test of tuning ability. Music may be used for the orchestral works for graduate applicants.
- A major work which demonstrates level of proficiency.
- A Bach transcription.
- Two complete works comparable in difficulty and scope to the Sonata of Hindemith or the Impromptu of Fauré.
- First movement from a standard concerto.
- Choose two of the following five excerpts:
- Cadenza from Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti
- Cadenza from Tzigane by Ravel
- Entire first harp excerpt of Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz
- Cadenza from the Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky
- Young Person's Guide by Britten
Orchestral Performance (Graduate Program)
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Doctoral and Professional Studies
A full-length recital from contrasting style periods including a work from the 20th century and a standard concerto with applicable cadenzas.